Citroën is the historic partner of the educational project, through various contributions: loan of the vehicle (K1 model, HP Type B2 which was the first car to cross the Sahara in December 1922), financial, technical and logistical support, media coverage of the adventure and unwavering commitment which has both made possible and reinforced the impetus around #thegoldenscarab. Above and beyond the rebuilding, the aim is to display the 'new' Golden Scarab alongside the historic vehicle during the Brand's centenary celebrations in 2019, with in particular:
- THE CITROËN CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION - (Paris, mid-June 2019): The 'new' Golden Scarab will take part in the Parisian #Event which is still under wraps to celebrate the birth of Citroën in Paris in 1919.
- THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST (Paris, 18 July 2019 at 8:00): Going up les Champs-Elysées from la place de la Concorde towards the CCFA (French Automobile Manufacturers Committee), place de l'Etoile, towards la Ferté Vidame.
- THE GATHERING OF THE CENTURY (la Ferté Vidame, from 19 to 21 July 2019): The vehicle will be presented in driving mode, allowing demonstrations to be performed.
"In this year of Citroën's centenary, the rebuilding of #thegoldenscarab takes on a whole new dimension. It is a project that André Citroën would have appreciated. We are proud of having supported and taken part in this new adventure, an educational project which today delivers a true-to-life replica of the original half-track.
For the record, the rebuilding of #thegoldenscarab began in June 2016.
After having been presented on the Citroën stand at the Rétromobile Show in February 2017, this bold project was displayed at the Museum of Arts & Crafts, on the occasion of the Sciences Festival in October of the same year.
On this occasion, the 'Silver Crescent' (Croissant d'argent), Citroën's other half-track, entered the Brand's virtual museum: www.citroenorigins.fr
The presentation of the replica of #thegoldenscarab by those involved in the project and its partners is the chance to share the details and stories about the implementation of the rebuilding project which has brought together 160 students and pupils, plus 40 teachers, all no doubt just as passionate as the team involved in the crossing of the Sahara in 1922. It is also the chance to (re)discover the team built by André Citroën around 10 men and a dog, Flossie... who inspired to the cartoonist Hergé the character of Milou the dog to accompany Tintin in his adventures!
Video of "The Golden Scarab, a challenge for Youth": https://fr.calameo.com/read/005535112245c83b6f92d
CITROEN SCARABEE D'OR TRAVERSEE SAHARA 1922 GM HAARDT et L AUDOUIN DUBREUIL AVEC LA MASCOTTE FLOSSIE
LA REPLIQUE DE L'AUTOCHENILLE SCARABEE DOR POUR LE CENTENAIRE CITROEN 18┬®MELANIE BRONSART
LA REPLIQUE DE L'AUTOCHENILLE SCARABEE DOR POUR LE CENTENAIRE CITROEN 23┬®MELANIE BRONSART
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